Reel Smooth Guide Service in Galveston, Texas

Guided by Michael Meza

Flats Inshore Jetty Nearshore

About Your Guide

30 Years of Experience
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Captain Michael offers guided Galveston fishing charters for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Sharks.

He offers guided charters for wade fishing and drift fishing in the inshore Galveston Bays with live bait or artificial lures to catch Speckled Trout and Redfish and loves heading out of the Galveston Bay Complex for some nearshore shark action.

Jetty trips, kid trips, corporate or family oriented fishing trips are also popular with Captain Mike. With over 20 years of experience fishing the entire inshore Galveston Bay Complex, you and your group will have a fun and exciting trip.

The entire Galveston Bay Complex is well known for excellent inshore bay and nearshore fishing all year round. Galveston Bay is the largest estuary on the Texas Gulf Coast and is rightly considered one of the very best fisheries in Texas! Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Shark trips are very popular, and Captain Michael's excited to host you on his 2011 25 ft. Majek Extreme powered by a 2011 300hp 4 stroke Yamaha for a dry and safe day on the water. Captain Mike's boat is also loaded with top of the line electronics and all U.S. Coast Guard approved safety equipment.

Captain Michael is always professional and courteous to his guests and he prides himself on giving his best effort on every fishing trip. Catching fish is always goal number one, but he makes sure to build your trip around your personal fishing needs and, most importantly, he makes sure you enjoy your fishing experience. It doesn't matter if you are a young novice fisherman or an experienced saltwater angler, Captain Michael has a personalized trip waiting for you.

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Get up bright and early to catch the plethora of fish feeding at sunrise with Captain Michael! Captain Michael will help you target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder throughout your inshore bay and nearshore fishing experience. Captain Michael’s 26’ skiff can host up to 4 people. He requires that you bring a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, food and drinks (no glass), and an ice chest for your day's catch. Other than that, Captain Michael will cover the rest. He will provide quality rods and reels, artificial baits, all tackle, and ice for drinks. You can also purchase live bait at an additional price. Be sure to listen to Captain Michael’s advice - he’ll take you where the fish are biting. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

"Trout Man Mike" Adventures

100% (9)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $156 / person

Join Captain Mike in fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for a five hour excursion. The early bird gets the worm, so if you really want to haul in some fish you'll want to get out there early and this trip is designed for exactly that. You will be introduced to several new salt water techniques that will bring in species like speckled trout, redfish and flounder. Bait will be provided, and live bait (shrimp, croaker, and mullet) is available for an additional charge. Also, be sure to bring an ice chest if you plan on taking home your day's catch! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Sunrise Saltwater Safari

100% (5)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $163 / person

Join Captain Michael for a productive day of fishing in Galveston, Texas! Captain Michael will help you target Redfish and Speckled Trout on this 5-hour trip. You will fish aboard his 26’ Majek Extreme center console boat equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine as well as a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well (shrimp and croaker - included at additional price), multimedia system, wireless trolling motor, and an icebox. He can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Michael will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also provide water but feel free to bring your own drinks. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, Captain Michael would love to take you out on a fishing adventure to remember! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Catch And Release Only

100% (11)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $144 / person

If you've been looking to beat the summer heat down in Galveston, TX, then this is the trip for you! Join Captain Michael and get out there to catch some Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder—known as the "Texas Triple" or the "Texas Slam" if you catch all three in one day! You'll be fishing with live bait, bought for a small additional fee at the dock. Reds and Speckled Trout love to hit live bait, especially shrimp, so you can expect some big bites on this trip! Captain Michael runs his trips on a 26' Majek center console, which is perfect for fishing the shallow water found in the Galveston Bay Complex. She's equipped with a 300-HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be fishing rather than cruising! Captain Michael provides everything you need for fishing, so just bring some sunscreen, your Texas saltwater fishing license, and some snacks and drinks! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Summer Fun Trip

100% (6)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Get your kids hooked on the thrill of fishing with our Kids Out Of School Special! Celebrate the beginning of summer with an exciting fishing trip led by Captain Michael. Whether your young anglers are advanced, beginners, or somewhere in between, this trip is designed to accommodate all skill levels and create a memorable experience for everyone. We'll explore the beautiful inshore areas, jetties, and flats, where an abundance of fish awaits. The waters are teeming with a variety of exciting species, including black drum, flounder, redfish, sheepshead, and speckled trout. Captain Michael will share his expertise and provide guidance on live bait fishing techniques, ensuring that your kids have the best chance of hooking their prized catch. This special fishing trip offers a great opportunity for families to bond, enjoy the outdoors, and create lasting memories. So take advantage of our special price and book your Kids Out Of School Special today. Let your little anglers discover the joy of fishing and embark on an adventure that will ignite their passion for the sport. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Galveston


100% (5)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Recent Reviews of Reel Smooth Guide Service


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Caught a few red fish and a lot of trout. Mike gave us a good trip and put us on fish


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Knowledgable and will put you on the fish!!


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Micheal was very personable and educational.

Hilary F.


Had the best day out on West bay today!!! My son and I had a blast. They had us on fish all day - Coming home with fresh fish is the best. Thank you guys for a great day. Will be back soon!

Linda D.


Great fishing experience and service! We had the best time!


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Captain Mike got us on fish on a grind of a day. Filled up our cooler and when we got back to the ramp we had the most fish of all the incoming boats.


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Captain Michael was a complete professional and knew what he was doing. Handled everything that was thrown at him from my inexperience to my tantrum having 5yr old. Helped my son catch his first fish and my son is already wanting to go back despite melting on the boat. Can't wait to go again!


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Our trip with Michael was all that we'd hoped it would be. He is knowledgeable about where and how to catch fish and was eager to make our experience as memorable as possible. We definitely recommend him and would choose him again!!


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Great trip! Tough conditions but captain put us on fish. Highly recommend and look forward to booking a trip in the future.


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Captain Mike's the best. I question his taste in music, though--ha ha. Seriously, though, he put us on the fish and got us to our limit right before storm rolled in which was especially impressive considering the two fools he had to coach all morning. Follow Mike's instruction and you will catch fish! We even caught a random 4ft gar. Mike knows that bay like the back of his hand and he will get you on them.


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Captain Mike was friendly and helpful. I (Stephanie) didn’t know how to cast—or really do anything—and Mike was patient and showed me what to do. My husband, Scott, caught several fish and Mike also let us reel in quite a few that Mike caught. It was a really nice and relaxing trip. We’ll be back!


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Had a great time with captain Mike. He put us on the fish despite not having the best weather conditions.


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Captain Mike was absolutely phenomenal. From the first hour we were on the water, he had us on spots where we were already catching. His personality is friendly, helpful, and unfussy. We caught sheephead, redfish, trout, and too many other species to list. My advice? Book him ASAP!!!!!

David U.


Capt Mike was incredible. We are novices and he was terrific. Visibility was almost zero but he got us out safely and put us on fish. Will definitely be back.

Aaron D.


Started out early in the morning with Captain Mike, in the dark with very windy conditions. He actually called me earlier in the morning just to update us about the conditions and verify we still wanted to go. Absolutely I said as long as you are willing and man did we tear the speckled trout up. Thanks again Mike had a great time

Drew J.


Great 4 hour trip for my son, his friend (both 12), and me with Captain Mike - he worked hard to make sure that we got the most out of our time. We caught fish consistently, and Mike was great with the boys. Fun outing! I’m looking forward to my next trip with Mike. I certainly recommend him!


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout


Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling, Wading

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore

Start Location

9301 Broadway Street, Galveston, TX 77554, United States | Bodies of water fished: Galveston Bay, Galveston Island, Trinity River, Galvestons Jetty

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